Have you ever wished that your iPhone could measure and document the electrical activity of your heart? What might have sounded like a dream just a few years ago is now a reality. The new iPhonECG system is a new app that uses a case that connects to the iPhone (demonstrated in the video below with an iPhone 4) and has two electrodes that are placed either at your hands or on your chest.
The electrodes monitor the electrical activity of your heart, just like the nodes of an actual ECG machine would, and shows the ECG right on the screen of your iPhone. It can also record the data so a doctor can refer to it later. Additionally, it can also measure your pulse, which can come in handy whenever you want to monitor your heart rate.
This new hardware and software will be showcased at CES next week, and we’ll be sure to get a glimpse of it while we’re there next week. It would be interesting to see how this works and compares with 5 or 12-lead ECG machines, so maybe we’ll bring up those questions, too. For now, check out the video below to see the iPhonECG apparatus in action.